Under Xi Jinping, China has tied its national rejuvenation to an aggressive diplomatic stance toward the world. This may come at a cost economically, but politics is paramount in Xi's new China.
The WHO's legitimacy is at stake – it must answer tough questions on whether it kow-towed to China.
Both countries could dial back the rhetoric against one another. But neither Donald Trump nor Xi Jinping has much to gain domestically in doing so.
China has embarked on ambitious reforms to modernise the People's Liberation Army to be able to defeat the US in a potential conflict. But many challenges remain.
In the coming months, China will have the power to appoint or nix global UN investigators on freedom of speech, enforced disappearances, arbitrary detention and health.
Australia's call for an inquiry into the origins of the pandemic has been met with a rebuke from Beijing. China is ramping up its own narrative about the virus, making greater transparency impossible.
An analysis of the expressions used by Donald Trump to designate Covid-19 sheds light on his political calculations and on the evolution of his relationship with China in recent weeks.
By providing assistance to many countries affected by the pandemic, the People's Republic of China is seeking to create a diversionary tactic to quietly put increasing pressure on Taiwan.
China is seeking to present itself as a model in the fight against the coronavirus – even if it means rewriting the history of the crisis and discrediting the governance of liberal democracies.
China's leader is facing one of the greatest challenges of his presidency. But the extent of China’s controls almost rule out monumental change – or Xi taking accountability for his mistakes.
A scholar who moved to the U.S. from China as a child went back to China to conduct research as an adult. She found vast differences in approach.
The Chinese government is accused of reacting too slowly to the health crisis and silencing its critics. Now, the public is angry and wants party leaders to be held accountable.
For decades nations have worked to curb international sales of endangered plants and animals. But in countries like China, with high demand and speculative investors, that strategy fuels bidding wars.
Hong Kong protesters deeply identify with nature, a reference to the current environmental crisis but also a fluid conception of collective action that is inscribed in ancient Chinese tradition.
Where else were all those hard-headed refusals to make things easier for the eurozone strugglers going to lead?
The New York Times has published 400 pages of Chinese government documents on the 're-education' camps for Muslim detainees in Xinjiang. Here's what you need to know.
China and the United States are not at war, but cyberspace has created opportunities for intelligence gathering, influence and sabotage that are already taking place.
Lee says Hong Kong is up against an emergent Chinese empire and fears violence on both sides will soon spiral out of control.
What role does Marxist theory about the state play in modern China?
There are limitations on the ground that may hinder the realisation of Jokowi's grand vision of making Indonesia a global maritime power.